Pharmacy Tech [Full-time, Days + Afternoons]
Company: RML Specialty Hospital
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Job Description Job Title: Pharmacy TechDepartment/Location:
Pharmacy / Chicago, ILShifts: Rotating. 8:00 am - 4:30 pm + 11:00
pm – 7:30 pmFull/Part: Full-time (80 hours per pay period) +
benefit eligibleFTE: 1.0Req. Number: 1099GENERAL SUMMARY:The
pharmacy technician assists pharmacists in preparing and
distributing medications, maintaining drug inventory, and
maintaining patient records. They provide age and developmentally
appropriate in-direct patient care to adult and geriatric patients.
A pharmacy technician does not perform duties that may be legally
performed only by a registered pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians
work only under the supervision of a registered pharmacist and
reports to the Pharmacy Manager and Director of Pharmacy
Services.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Adheres to the standard of care, standards of practice,
policies and procedures of RML Specialty Hospital.
- Supports the Mission and Vision of RML Specialty Hospital by
demonstrating RML's core values "Service, Teamwork, Accountability,
Integrity, Respect and Stewardship" (STAIRS) in all actions.
- Exemplifies a service excellence culture in all interactions
with patients, families and co-workers. Creates a positive
environment by promoting teamwork and demonstrating an optimistic
and encouraging attitude. Intervenes as necessary to correct
inappropriate staff behavior.
- Provides medication preparation and delivery.
- Aseptically performs IV preparation adhering to the USP Chapter
- Prepares hazardous medications according to the NIOSH
recommendations and USP Chapter 800 standards, not limited to:
- Compounding hazardous drug stock bottle suspension
- Prime IV tubing
- Performs non-sterile compounding according to USP Chapter 795
- Able to perform calculations required for sterile and
on-sterile drug compounding.
- Fills new medication orders, unit-dose medication for med
carts, automated drug dispensing machine re-stock lists, and
replenish crash cart medications.
- Delivers controlled substances.
- Serves as a courier for accurate deliveries and pickups per the
established schedule and as requested.
- Performs inspections for patient care areas, pharmacy, drug
night cabinets, automated drug dispensing machines, crash carts,
and ancillary departments.
- Adheres to federal, state laws and regulations, and RML
hospital policy and Standards of Practice on IV room cleaning
- Adheres to financial compliance, and appropriately processes
patient charges and credits.
- Able to perform computer-based tasks: billing, reports, labels,
and others as requested.
- Prepack bulk medication in unit-dose packages and maintains
- Contributes to the management of the department budget, which
includes: appropriated purchasing through the drug wholesaler and
- Participates in inventory control.
- Monitors stock levels in the dispensing and IV rooms.
- Checks and unpacks the IV and drug deliveries from
- Use the wholesaler's web site to order and return
- Procures medications not available through the drug
- Maintains proper storage and security measures for the drugs in
the main pharmacy and inpatient care areas.
- Contributes to the prevention of drug diversion.
- Complies with the pharmacy and hospital compliance
- Knowledgeable in the proper disposal of pharmaceutical
- Ensures that the pharmacy passes surveys and inspections by
accrediting and regulatory agencies with no deficiencies or
recommendations, not limited to: Illinois state inspections, Joint
Commission, DEA, Illinois Department of Public Health, and
- Maintains strict confidentiality of patient, visitor, and
employee information. Complies with HIPAA and hospital policies
regarding confidentiality of the patient's medical information,
verbally, on-line, and in print. Complies with all hospital
policies related to computer use and system security. Intervenes to
prevent inappropriate communications among staff, especially in
- Participates in departmental quality improvement and
performance improvement activities, especially including
opportunities to promote patient safety. Notes areas for
improvement in day-to-day departmental operations and brings to the
attention of the Pharmacy Manager or Director of Pharmacy
- Fosters a team environment by providing orientation and
training to new employees. Assists coworkers in tasks, as time
- Actively participates in staff meetings, safety huddles,
educational in-services, committees or task forces, and attends
meetings as may be assigned. Provides information and feedback to
other staff members on related clinical and professional
- Meets all annual and ongoing employee requirements, such as
annual review, and influenza vaccination. Completes all
- Adheres to departmental standards:
- Punctual, dependable; reports to work as scheduled.
- Maintains a neat, professional, well-groomed appearance.
- Wears hospital ID at all times.
- Responds quickly to emergency requests
- Provides professional, courteous, cooperative, and timely
service to patients, visitors, and staff.
- Organizes and prioritizes work assignments.
- Works overtime when required.
- Responds to stressful situations in a calm, rational
- Responds to conflict discreetly and appropriately.
- Keeps pharmacy areas and equipment clean, neat, and well
- Responsible for supporting a safe work environment for self and
others by reporting unsafe conditions to the Pharmacy Manager or
Director of Pharmacy Services.
- Demonstrates effective oral and written communication
- Demonstrates knowledge of and consistently adheres to standard
precautions for infection control.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the pharmacist, Pharmacy
Manager or Director of Pharmacy Services.JOB REQUIREMENTS &
CHARACTERISTICS MINIMUMPREFERREDSkills & Abilities
Knowledge & ExperienceHigh school graduate or equivalent.Eighteen
(18) years of age or older.Knowledge of regulations and laws
related to the practice of pharmacy.One-year experience in a
hospital pharmacy.License & CertificationsCurrent licensure for
Pharmacy Technicians by the Illinois Department of Professional
Regulation. Working ConditionsOccasional travel/work between
hospital campuses maybe required.Repetitive use of hands, e.g.,
preparing IV admixtures, use of computer keyboard.May require
lifting and carrying light loads (up to 40 lbs.) including boxes,
equipment, unit-dose cassettes, and IV solutions.Stooping or
kneeling to pick items up from the floor, e.g., to remove and
replace items on lower shelves and to file documents in lower file
drawers.Sitting, walking, or standing for long periods of time (4-8
hours) are often necessary.Must be able to physically operate the
equipment used for the job.OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDSPotential for
exposure to infectious patients and materials.Potential for
exposure to hazardous and toxic substances, which may include:
cytotoxic drugs and cleaning solutions.Potential for sticks or cuts
by needles and other sharp items.Potential for musculoskeletal
injuries if proper lifting and carrying techniques are not useThe
above statements are intended to describe the general nature and
level of the work being performed by people assigned to this job.
They are not exhaustive lists of all duties, responsibilities,
knowlShifts: Roatating. Full-time. 1.0 FTE.
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